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Power Strip Safety Case

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004595D
Publication Date: 2001-Feb-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

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Abstract

The present invention is a power strip safety case that includes a hard cylinder 110 with two soft end pieces 120, each containing a Velcro flap 130. Hard cylinder 110 further includes a lockable zipper 140 that when open allows power strip 150 to be inserted inside the hard cylinder 110. Power cords, like cord 160 can be slid through Velcro flaps 130 which allows multiple cords to be connected to power strip 150.

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Power Strip Safety Case

Millions of individuals rely on "power strips" to provide multiple outlets from a single power source. A home entertainment system, for example, often require multiple outlets for a stereo receiver, CD player, VCR, television, and so on.

While useful, power strips cause countless injuries every year to both children and adults. Many accidents result from infants and children playing with power strips. Often children end up touching live outlets and plugs, resulting in electric shock. What is needed is a way to protect infants and children from electric shock caused by power strips.

The present invention is a power strip safety case that includes a hard cylinder 110 with two soft end pieces 120, each containing a Velcro flap 130. Hard cylinder 110 further includes a lockable zipper 140 that when open allows power strip 150 to be inserted inside the hard cylinder 110. Power cords, like cord 160 can be slid through Velcro flaps 130 which allows multiple cords to be connected to power strip 150.

Figure 1 Power strip safety cover